Owatonna, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 25,794 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.0%
 
Males: 12,705  (49.3%)
Females: 13,089  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55060.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,282 (it was $45,660 in 2000)
Owatonna:

$66,282
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,971 (it was $20,513 in 2000)

Owatonna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,325 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
Owatonna:

$192,325
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,901; detached houses: $187,549; townhouses or other attached units: $192,631; in 2-unit structures: $138,938; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,738; mobile homes: $21,730

Median gross rent in 2017: $779.

March 2019 cost of living index in Owatonna: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.5% for Black residents, 22.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 29.0% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Owatonna, MN (2017)
    • 21,98884.0%White alone
    • 2,1598.2%Hispanic
    • 1,1694.5%Black alone
    • 3941.5%Two or more races
    • 2991.1%Asian alone
    • 340.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Owatonna detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Owatonna, Minnesota as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Owatonna is 6,476 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Owatonna by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(29.3)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
(19.7)
3
(11.7)
9
(35.1)
1
(3.9)
8
(31.0)
3
(11.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(16.8)
4
(16.5)
7
(28.2)
1
(4.0)
4
(15.9)
4
(15.9)
12
(46.5)
1
(3.9)
6
(23.6)
6
(23.5)
14
(54.6)
9
(34.9)
6
(23.2)
6
(23.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(125.8)
19
(78.2)
17
(68.6)
19
(76.0)
21
(83.6)
28
(111.1)
18
(69.8)
22
(85.5)
25
(98.5)
27
(105.7)
37
(144.3)
28
(108.7)
18
(69.7)
17
(65.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
141
(591.1)
135
(555.7)
164
(661.4)
N/A83
(330.4)
76
(301.5)
119
(461.3)
82
(318.6)
114
(449.2)
79
(309.3)
142
(553.8)
81
(314.4)
64
(248.0)
56
(216.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
621
(2,603)
499
(2,054)
502
(2,025)
357
(1,428)
401
(1,596)
386
(1,531)
352
(1,364)
509
(1,978)
538
(2,120)
510
(1,997)
513
(2,001)
495
(1,922)
372
(1,441)
344
(1,332)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(138.3)
30
(123.5)
29
(117.0)
15
(60.0)
18
(71.7)
20
(79.3)
20
(77.5)
21
(81.6)
28
(110.3)
30
(117.4)
27
(105.3)
36
(139.8)
27
(104.6)
38
(147.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(8.4)
10
(41.2)
4
(16.1)
4
(16.0)
2
(8.0)
3
(11.9)
1
(3.9)
4
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.8)
2
(7.8)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.2174.6181.4146.6136.5137.9142.7148.0167.6148.5200.5145.4129.1109.6

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City-data.com crime index in Owatonna, MN

Crime rate in Owatonna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Norwegian (12.8%), American (8.0%), Irish (4.4%), Somali (3.3%), Czech (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,046 people per square mile   (low).

Owatonna, Minnesota map

1,196 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.3% Africa, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.6%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,979 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,960 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (37.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (60.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Medford, MN (2.5 miles ),
Claremont, MN (3.4 miles ),
Warsaw, MN (3.7 miles ),
Waseca, MN (3.7 miles ),
Morristown, MN (3.8 miles ),
Faribault, MN (3.8 miles ),
Ellendale, MN (3.9 miles ),
West Concord, MN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,658 (+14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,581 (72.6%)

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Owatonna, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Owatonna, MN in 2017
Owatonna satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 133 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 137 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2001: 137 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 179 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2004: 170 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 153 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2006: 159 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $245,700
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $238,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Owatonna, MN residents
Average permit cost in Owatonna, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Owatonna, MN
Historical housing units in Owatonna, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +2,606 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in Owatonna, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Machinery (7.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.6%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Owatonna, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)

Average climate in Owatonna, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Owatonna-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Owatonna city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Owatonna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from Owatonna center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from Owatonna center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 299.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 478.2 miles away from Owatonna center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Steele County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owatonna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Owatonna:

  • HOSPICE OF OWATONA HOSPITAL (2350 26TH STREET NW)
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2250 26TH STREET NORTHWEST)
  • RAINBOW RESIDENCE (285 CEDARDALE DRIVE)
  • REM WOODVALE INC ADAMS (592 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • OWATONNA CARE CENTER (201 SOUTHWEST 18TH STREET)
  • OWATONNA HEALTH CARE CTR (201 SW 18TH STREET)
  • STEELE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR A LIFETIME INC (1409 SOUTH CEDAR AVENUE)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - OWATONNA (2200 26TH STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH AND PALLIATIVE CARE (2350 26TH ST NW)
  • STEELE COUNTY PHNS (BOX 890 635 FLORENCE AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Owatonna:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owatonna:

  • St Olaf College (about 27 miles; Northfield, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,141)
  • Riverland Community College (about 31 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 39 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 41 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • South Central College (about 42 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 46 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)

Public high schools in Owatonna:

Private high schools in Owatonna:

  • OWATONNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62, Location: 265 26TH ST NE, Grades: PK-12)
  • EL SHADDAI PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 2429 N CEDAR AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Owatonna:

Private elementary/middle schools in Owatonna:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 417, Location: 730 S CEDAR AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARY'S - MARIAN (Students: 409, Location: 730 S CEDAR AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 9970 SE 24TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Owatonna

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Owatonna College and University Center Riverland Community College 965 Alexander Drive SW Owatonna, MN 55060

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Owatonna: Owatonna (A), Steele County Fairgrounds (B), Owatonna Country Club (C), Brooktree Golf Course (D), Village of Yesteryear (E), Owatonna Campground (F), Heritage Halls Transportation Museum (G), Union Depot (H), Minnesota State School Orphanage Museum (I), Steele County Law Enforcement Center (J), Steele County Courthouse (K), Owatonna Public Library (L), Owatonna Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cedar Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Owatonna include: Church of Christ (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (B), Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Calvary Church (E), First United Pentecostal Church (F), Saint John Lutheran Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H), Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Saint John Cemetery (2), Forest Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Maple Creek (A), Izaak Walton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Owatonna include: Gainey Park (1), Kaplan Woods State Park (2), Mineral Springs Park (3), Morehouse Park (4), Prairie Park (5), West Hills Park (6), Hammann Park (7), Willow Park (8), Maple Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (Water Parks & Slides; 2365 Northwest 43rd Street), The Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park (Water Parks & Slides; 2365 Northwest 43rd Street).

Hotels: Owatonna Grand Hotel and Conference Center (I 35 & Highway 14 West), Best Budget Inn Junction (Hwys 14 & I 35), Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (2365 Northwest 43rd Street), Country Inn-Suites Owatonna (130 Allan Avenue Southwest), Ramada Inn (1212 N Interstate 35), Northrop Oftedahl House Bed & Breakfast (358 East Main Street), Comfort Inn Owatonna (2345 43rd Street Northwest), Microtel Inns & Suites of Owatonna (150 Saint John Drive), Budget Host Inn (745 State Avenue).

Courts: Public Defender-Third Judicial District (127 West Pearl Street), Steele County Court House - Blooming Prairie (630 Florence Avenue), Steele County Court House - Ellendale (630 Florence Avenue), Steele County Offices - Law Enforcement Center- Court Services-Probation Depart (111 East Main Street), Steele County Offices - Law Enforcement Center- Court Administrator (111 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Charles Edward Magoon - Lawyer and diplomat, Travis Wiuff - Mixed martial artist, E. G. Marshall - Film actor, Chris Mussman - Football player and coach, Casey Driessen - Fiddler, Craig Minowa - Male singer-songwriter.

Steele County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Owatonna in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 169 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Owatonna in 2000:

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with most branches in Owatonna (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Oak Branch at 1400 South Oak Street, branch established on 1995/11/16; Owatonna Branch at 101 North Cedar Avenue, branch established on 1995/11/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Prairie Bank: - Owatonna Branc at 110 West Rose Street, branch established on 1915/07/15; South Cedar Branch at 1801 South Cedar, branch established on 1996/07/01. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation
  • Community Bank Owatonna: at 640 Bridge Street, branch established on 2003/01/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.5 mil, Deposits: $47.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Corporation
  • Minnesota First Credit and Savings, Incorporated: Owatonna Branch at 111 North Cedar, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2009/12/23: Bank assets: $29.6 mil, Deposits: $24.5 mil, headquarters in Rochester, MN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • 1st United Bank: 495 North Street W Branch at 495 North Street W, branch established on 1997/01/02. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $128.4 mil, Deposits: $114.7 mil, headquarters in Faribault, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: 108 West Park Square Branch at 496 North St, branch established on 1997/02/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wells, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Profinium Financial, Inc.: Profinium Financial, Owatonna Branch at 1080 West Frontage Road, branch established on 2006/03/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.9 mil, Deposits: $263.5 mil, headquarters in Truman, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Profinium Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Owatonna Branch at 132 West Broadway, branch established on 1866/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Premier Bank Minnesota: Owatonna Branch at 209 East Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/28: Bank assets: $176.6 mil, Deposits: $162.7 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Owatonna:

Marital status in Owatonna, MN
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Owatonna:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Owatonna
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Owatonna (Owatonna, Minnesota Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Owatonna, MN (based on Steele County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,19419
Catholic9,2257
Evangelical Protestant4,29821
Other6204
None10,239-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Steele County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Steele County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

27.3%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Steele County:

12.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Owatonna:

46.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Owatonna:

28.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.9%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Owatonna:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Owatonna:

56.2%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Owatonna, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$190,422$67,2080$0
Electric Power 29$200,811$83,0943$325
Streets and Highways 23$107,329$55,9980$0
Gas Supply 19$137,445$86,8071$201
Parks and Recreation 15$68,592$54,87447$30,382
Other and Unallocable 12$58,860$58,8604$8,078
Other Government Administration 11$81,269$88,65710$7,448
Water Supply 10$56,088$67,3061$113
Sewerage 8$41,330$61,9950$0
Firefighters 8$47,147$70,72123$5,354
Local Libraries 7$34,359$58,90113$15,332
Financial Administration 6$36,684$73,3680$0
Police - Other 5$21,115$50,6765$9,566
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,664$67,9680$0
Airports 1$5,819$69,8281$954
Fire - Other 1$4,311$51,7320$0
Totals for Government 190$1,097,245$69,300108$77,753

Owatonna government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,737,000 ($144.88)
    Regular Highways: $1,952,000 ($75.68)
    Gas Utilities: $1,712,000 ($66.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $549,000 ($21.28)
    Water Utilities: $511,000 ($19.81)
    Air Transportation: $511,000 ($19.81)
    Sewerage: $502,000 ($19.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $451,000 ($17.48)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $32,836,000 ($1273.01)
    Gas Utilities: $12,676,000 ($491.43)
    Police Protection: $4,442,000 ($172.21)
    Regular Highways: $3,151,000 ($122.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,022,000 ($117.16)
    Water Utilities: $2,708,000 ($104.99)
    Sewerage: $1,578,000 ($61.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,507,000 ($58.42)
    Libraries: $1,324,000 ($51.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,242,000 ($48.15)
    Central Staff Services: $1,017,000 ($39.43)
    General Public Buildings: $911,000 ($35.32)
    Air Transportation: $391,000 ($15.16)
    Financial Administration: $381,000 ($14.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $347,000 ($13.45)
    General - Other: $229,000 ($8.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $220,000 ($8.53)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,281,000 ($49.66)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $706,000 ($27.37)
    Corporate Bonds: $440,000 ($17.06)
    Other Investments - Other: $8,000 ($0.31)
    Benefit Payments: $6,000 ($0.23)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $476,000 ($18.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $29,000 ($1.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $997,000 ($38.65)
    Central Staff Services: $235,000 ($9.11)
    Police Protection: $165,000 ($6.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($4.81)
    Libraries: $46,000 ($1.78)
    General Public Building: $13,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,579,000 ($720.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.35)

Owatonna government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,503,000 ($135.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,278,000 ($49.55)
    Other: $306,000 ($11.86)
    Air Transportation: $306,000 ($11.86)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $17,000 ($0.66)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-4,000 ($-0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $611,000 ($23.69)
    Air Transportation: $228,000 ($8.84)
    Other: $142,000 ($5.51)
    General Local Government Support: $30,000 ($1.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000 ($19.00)
    General Local Government Support: $113,000 ($4.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.02)
    Highways: $37,000 ($1.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,137,000 ($44.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,091,000 ($42.30)
    Interest Earnings: $639,000 ($24.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $503,000 ($19.50)
    Rents: $242,000 ($9.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($6.13)
    Sale of Property: $67,000 ($2.60)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $35,806,000 ($1388.15)
    Gas Utilities: $13,796,000 ($534.85)
    Water Utilities: $3,490,000 ($135.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,088,000 ($158.49)
    Highways: $1,563,000 ($60.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $707,000 ($27.41)
    Other: $523,000 ($20.28)
  • Tax - Property: $10,718,000 ($415.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,103,000 ($159.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $249,000 ($9.65)
    Other License: $229,000 ($8.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $61,000 ($2.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($0.12)

Owatonna government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,542,000 ($1106.54)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $28,527,000 ($1105.95)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,589,000 ($798.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,883,000 ($693.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,391,000 ($170.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,685,000 ($65.33)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,000 ($0.58)

Owatonna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $576,000 ($22.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,290,000 ($3422.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,527,000 ($1105.95)

5.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rice County, MN  0.72% ($39,782 average AGI)
from Waseca County, MN  0.38% ($38,190)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($41,286)


5.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rice County, MN  0.67% ($41,806 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($42,729)
to Waseca County, MN  0.38% ($35,780)
Businesses in Owatonna, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike4
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Penske1
Caribou Coffee1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Slumberland1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Owatonna:

  • KRFO (1390 AM; 1 kW; OWATONNA, MN)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owatonna:

  • K228DR (93.5 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: OWATONNA AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KRFO-FM (104.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • K280EC (103.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AE (105.7 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Owatonna:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Owatonna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 94Number of bridges
  • 892ft / 272mTotal length
  • $5,125,999,000Total costs
  • 736,129Total average daily traffic
  • 66,101Total average daily truck traffic
  • 549,506Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Owatonna, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 241960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 201990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 172010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Owatonna, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owatonna)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Owatonna, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owatonna)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Owatonna)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 74. The highest number of fire incidents - 91 took place in 2003, and the least - 53 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Owatonna, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Owatonna, MN
    • 56745.3%Structure Fires
    • 38831.0%Outside Fires
    • 27221.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 262.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Owatonna, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Owatonna, Minnesota:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 245 Florence Ave, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 , Phone: (507) 455-1142
  • Comfort Inn, 2345 43RD St NW, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 , Phone: (507) 444-0818, Fax: (507) 444-0038
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 150 Saint John Dr, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 , Phone: (507) 446-0228, Fax: (507) 455-0928
  • Super 8 Motel, 1150 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 , Phone: (507) 451-0380, Fax: (507) 451-0380
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Owatonna, Minnesota
Most common first names in Owatonna, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13277.4 years
Mary13082.6 years
William12578.7 years
Robert9273.6 years
Helen8580.2 years
George8180.3 years
Frank6981.0 years
Anna6786.3 years
Margaret6681.4 years
Joseph6578.5 years
Most common last names in Owatonna, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8579.4 years
Anderson8078.3 years
Nelson5879.5 years
Miller5580.6 years
Jensen4378.1 years
Peterson4281.5 years
Olson3977.8 years
Larson3379.1 years
Hanson3380.3 years
Wanous3177.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owatonna, MN
  • 90.3%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Owatonna, MN
  • 57.3%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 6.4%No fuel used
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Owatonna compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Owatonna on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #99 (55060) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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